FOSS Module Summary

Module Summary – Motion, Force, and Models (3rd Ed.)

The Motion, Force, and Models Module has four investigations that focus on the physical science concepts of force and motion and provide students with in-depth experiences with scientific and engineering practices. In this module, students will

  • Ask questions about systems in the natural and designed worlds, including pendulums, springs, and ramps and balls.
  • Design and conduct controlled experiments to find out what variables affect the transfer of energy.
  • Use data and logic to construct and communicate reasonable explanations about forces and motion.
  • Work with others as scientists and engineers to create conceptual and physical models to explain how something works.
  • Plan designs, select materials, construct products, evaluate, and improve ideas to meet specific criteria.

For a description of each investigation in the Motion, Force, and Models Module and the correlations to the National Science Education Standards, download the Module Overview PDF.

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